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Ports & Shipping Review: Bantry Harbour Takeover, Enter ‘Epsilon’, Storms Disruption and New Shipping Bill

28th December 2013
Ports & Shipping Review: Bantry Harbour Takeover, Enter ‘Epsilon’, Storms Disruption and New Shipping Bill

#ShippingReview - Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene where the Cork Port Authority proposes to take-over the Bantry Harbour Board on 1 January 2014.

Irish Ferries chartered ro-pax ferry Cartour Epsilon made her commercial maiden voyage between Holyhead and Dublin Port.

Storms force winds and gales disrupted Christmas travel plans as ferry services mostly operated by fast-craft were cancelled on Irish Sea routes.

Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD announced the publication of the Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Bill 2013 to enhance maritime legislative and safety of maritime transport.

 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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